Breaks a series of records for the entire month of April dating back to 1938.

A few days ago, a very deep cyclonic vortex left the North Atlantic for Scandinavia.

This atmospheric giant started pumping cold air from the North Atlantic to Western Europe on Sunday. And on April 6, the cold penetrated south into Italy and the Balkans.

In Western Europe it gets colder and colder and comes the snow.

A cold wave hit France so strong on the night of April 6 in France it set a series of low temperature records. The deterioration in weather conditions was especially noticeable in the northern and central parts of the country. In some regions, a warning was issued for a wave of cold, snow and ice on the roads. In the Haute-de-France region, the air temperature dropped to -6.9 ° C at night, in the center of the country and in the Loire Valley in some places to – 6.4 ° C.

In Orleans, the morning temperature dropped to -5.4 ° C, breaking the one-day record set in 1938. In the metropolitan area of ​​Ile-de-France, night temperatures dropped to -3 ° C. There is a cold-weather warning on the Cote d’Azur, where the wind speed will increase to 12-15 m / s with gusts up to 20 m / s. In Corsica, when the cold front moves ins from the northwest, showers and storms with wind gusts of up to 12-15 m / s are expected.

Thanks to Martin Siebert and Emmanuel for this info

“Between -5°C and -7°C in the morning for several cities here in France,” says Emmanuel. “Records for the entire month of April, of course.”

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April 8, 2021 at 09:49AM